Duval likely to pass on Q-School


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – David Duval missed the cut Friday at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney World and that means it’s likely he will lose his fully exempt status for next season.

Duval entered the week 125th on the PGA Tour money list, and only the top 125 retain fully exempt status. He shot 76 and 73 to miss the cut by seven shots.

Though Duval is signed up for the final stage of Q-School Dec. 2-7 at Bear Lakes in West Palm Beach, Fla,, he doesn't sound like a man who intends to go.

“I don’t know,” Duval said. “Not certain when it is. If you were going to bet, I’d probably not plan on going.”

Duval said it’s more likely he will use the conditional status he will have as a top-150 player and fill out his schedule using sponsor’s exemptions.

“I’ve played long enough,” Duval said. “I’d like to think that the relationships I’ve built up over 14, 15 years out here, with the events I go to year in and year out, would show me a little love if I need it.”

Duval said at about the PGA Championship, he felt the burden of his position falling down the money list. His second-place finish at the U.S. Open was his only top-10 all season.

“I think it was the PGA, somewhere around there was when I really started looking forward to next year,” Duval said. “I’m excited about everything I’m doing. I’m happy with it. But I want to start with zero, start even, not feel like I’m behind the eight ball. So that’s what I’m looking forward to.”